Mexican Independence Day
This celebration is held during the school day over a long lunch hour. Honor society students organize different activities for all students, and teachers are encouraged to participate as well. Some of the activities that have been held in the past:
- Chile eating contest
- Donut eating contest
- Musical chairs
- Relay races with typical Mexican clothing
Mexican food, such as tacos, tortas, esquites, is sold during the event.
Through a series of fun activities, this week celebrates our joy of reading. We also recognize the importance of giving credit to other peoples creative
Mothers are celebrated in an innovative way. Every year we try and find new ways to surprise them.
Day of the Dead
It is very important to keep our traditions. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican festival and we celebrate it with tombs rhymes, typical bread, altars, etc.
In past years we have celebrated this day by having a water day, trip to the cinema, the zoo and water park to name just a few.
This culminates through a soccer tournament and a marathon school for fathers only.
Graduation Ceremony and Trip
Each beginning has an end, it is very important to appreciate the success that our students have and the graduation is the culmination of their primary. This is a formal ceremony where we record their memories of their time in school. It is important that parents participate making this ceremony a special one.
Different locations have been chosen to bring to an end the elementary stage.
Our school is bilingual and unites both American and Mexican traditions. The PTA organizes a themed event which includes kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a family event and everyone is invited.
It is our priority to stimulate our students in an active environment. Every year we celebrate a different country or sporting event. During several weeks the children work towards this event that entails many activities: wheel race, relay, obstacle course, penalty kick etc. Parents enjoy participating as well.
An evening to celebrate with the entire family with games, food and songs. Students sing songs from all over the world and different religions.
Using the ability of memory, students present literature written by Hispanic poets.
Our children show their best aptitudes and talents to the whole school in dance, song, gymnastics, magic, etc. This is not a competition.
To complement the curriculum, trips are organized during the year to archaeological sites, museums, municipal services e.g. fire station, zoos and restaurants.
World Food Day
It is important for students to value their nutrition and how others may not have the same advantages. Students analyze their eating habits and for one day, put themselves in the shoes of those less fortunate eating rice and beans.
A spring festival including egg hunt, face painting, bingo, hat contest and students are allowed to bring their bicycles.
Event which seeks to stimulate participation through the vehicle of scientific investigation.
Every Monday students learn the state and national anthems as part of their civic education.
A schoolwide competition where students measure their abilities.
Hour of Code
A week where students are introduced to computer programming through a series of online games.
It is important to share with parents what students have been working on and learning throughout the school year both in English as in Spanish. Twice a year, parents are invited to attend a presentation in which students showcase what they have learned in both classes. Parents bring food to share.